Story: Historic places

Unveiling Cook Monument

Ship Cove in the Marlborough Sounds was where Captain James Cook had refitted his ships and rested his crews during his voyages to New Zealand in the 1770s. In 1896 the government had made the area a reserve and on 11 February 1913 this monument was unveiled to commemorate Cook's visits.

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Reference: Appendices to the Journals of the House of Representatives 1913, C-6

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Ben Schrader, 'Historic places - Historical awakenings, 1900s to 1920s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/zoomify/42126/unveiling-cook-monument (accessed 7 December 2019)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 22 Oct 2014, updated 19 Aug 2016